Archive for November, 2011
How does it feel. Well not like sitting in any other chair of course but it’s comfortable and the impact of what it truly is I have hasn’t hit me yet. It’ hard to take in. for years I wanted both a big model of the enterprise and the chair. Now that I have them both it feels odd. But as I make the short it will sink in I guess.
I truly appreciate all the help I’ve had and support. Bruce Boyd was awesome!
Ted coming over yesterday was the cherry on top. what a truly nice day it was.
Today I refinished the arms. Took off all that goo that was on it. The clear after a few days was like tar. So I scraped it all off and sanded them down again. Stained them again and went to town on them with colored pencils.
They need a clear coat but I’m going to let them dry several days before I do this time. They are fixed to the the chair with the pegs properly.
Video is on the upload. A long one this time. Lots of fun stuff and me complaining about California banning everything. Lacquer thinner for one thing I did fine after the video at Home Depot. but I ma told it will be made illegal in CA soon. Hmmm…
Here’s a couple of pictures of the finished chair with the refinished arms.
Today Ted Alexander came over to help me cover the chair. Some of you will know him as Prefect 42. I couldn’t have finished this without his generous help! We got the chair covered in record time of 6 hours. And we had a lot of fun doing it.
The arms are just laying in place. I still have to lock them down tomorrow after I refinish the wood. Then it’s really done. 14 days to the date I started. Video will be up tomorrow so you can see Ted and I working on the chair.
The chair will be done Saturday. I’ll be back to the CGI bridge and writing a script.
Next two weeks are heavy for kit making and catching up but I’ll make some progress along the way. I hope to shoot in two weeks.
The arms could be better. I had problems with the clear coat and it got a texture to it. This is what I get trying to rush things along. I’m hoping to re-sand and fix them up a bit more and when I have time down the road make new ones.
She’s pretty much ready to vinyl. Still a few issues with how the chair sits.
All the lights and some switches are working. Even the Com pushes and lights up.
I have wiring and lights to do tomorrow. Start putting foam on the seat parts. Saturday Ted is coming over to help me upholster the seat and that should just about do it.
Got all the paint on today and the rug cut. It’s a bit dark but will do. Arms are stained and clear coated. Made boxes for the panels so they can be removed and support lights. All buttons are glued in place. This is the 10th day so far. Looks like I’ll make my deadline of this Sunday.
Here’s how she looks at the moment. Still the chair sits high on the side. a bit more tweaking there.
Here it is in primer with the parts just stuck on. Video will be up this weekend. I’m on a crunch to get this down as next week starts a lot of work for me. Models to build for people and kit orders to fill. Push is on,